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We Took a Bike Ride…

...on a sunny day near the river. A few Saturdays ago, we rented some bikes and a kid trailer from the Bicycle Cellar in Tempe. I hadn’t been on a bike ride in years! It’s really true that you never … Continue reading

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Libraries are for Mommies

I’ve spent more time in public libraries since becoming a mom than I ever did as a child. Libraries are wonderful resources for parents—not only because of the books and DVDs, but especially because of the free programs for kids. … Continue reading

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Arizona State Senate

Last Thursday, I attended part of the Arizona state senate session in the capitol complex. My dad teaches history and travels the country as an evangelist during the summer. He writes letters to the editor, applicable to certain states/cities, and … Continue reading

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Heart Day & Other Days

For this year’s valentines I used the Christmas pictures we had taken of the boys. With a picture like that on the front, of course the valentines were adorable! On Valentine’s Day, the boys and I drove to Stephen’s office … Continue reading

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Our Merry Little Christmas

Early, early tomorrow morning we’ll be headed to the airport to catch a Christmas Eve flight. This will be our first Christmas with my parents and sisters since we moved out to Arizona in 2009. The family celebration should be … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

Last night we loaded the boys into the car after supper to see some neighborhood Christmas lights. Silas sang carols with us as we drove. Stephen found a map of the Valley where neighbors could register their homes as light displays … Continue reading

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Formal Dinner

Every Tuesday Stephen heads downtown to the office of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). GPEC is one of GreenLoop’s clients, and Stephen is scheduled to manage their IT needs on a weekly basis, so he’s been able to get … Continue reading

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Online Book Club

This month I’m trying something new—a book club on Facebook. I miss the book club I was privileged to be part of in Indiana. We would read one book a month and then get together to talk about it. I … Continue reading

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Blub, Blub, Blub

Swimming lessons—how classically summer! We signed up for swim lessons with our friends, Eden and Melissa, for the month of July. After looking at lessons in a private home swimming pool and lessons offered by the YMCA, I finally found … Continue reading

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Little Kicker

For the past five weeks we’ve started our Saturdays with soccer class for Silas. We signed him up for Tot Soccer through the town of Buckeye since it was the only soccer program for two year olds that we could … Continue reading

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